If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ideas to add organization and storage to your home.
It seems to me that many newer homes are lacking storage for brooms, mops, vacuums and cleaning supplies.
Many older homes seem to have a broom closet.
In fact, I remember my grandmother’s home having a small broom closet in her kitchen.
That’s exactly what my home was lacking, a utility or broom closet.
So when I started making plans to remodel my laundry room, I decided to add a small broom closet.
For years, I’ve had to keep my vacuum, sweeper, and mop in my pantry or coat closet.
Can you relate?
It’s not the ideal place for storing cleaning equipment and supplies.
It’s week 4 of the One Room challenge and this week we’ll share how we increased the functionality of my laundry room by adding a small broom closet.
Not only did we create a storage area for the broom, mop and vacuum, but we also added shelves for even more organization.
Scroll down and see how we did it.
Just as a reminder, you can easily navigate through each week of this Modern Cottage Laundry Room project.
- Week 1: 12 Ideas for Creating a Functional Laundry Room You’ll Love
- Week 2: Installing Tile: Practical Tips for the Beginner
- Week 3: How to Make a Simple Laundry Room Fold Table
- Week 4: You are here!
- Week 5: How to Update a Laundry Room Light Fixture
- Week 6: 8 Tips for Beginners: Installing a Simple Tile Backsplash
- Week 7: 14 Useful Laundry Room Organization Ideas You Need to See
- Week 8: The Best Laundry Room Makeover on a Budget
While the standard height of a broom is about 65″, a general good height for a broom closet is 72″, with a width and depth of 16″
Depending on where you locate your broom closet, I think it’s a good idea to make it as large as possible.
In our situation, we are using an unused corner of my laundry room.
With our allotted space we were able to make a broom closet that’s 22″ wide, 18″ deep and 8′ tall.